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the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> today's inaugural poem came from richard blanco, a cuban american who says negotiating his identity as an american and as a gay man is the wellspring of poetry. he said he has lived the american dream as being named the fifth inaugural poet. here's part of the poem he read today to the president and to the world. >> we head home through the gloss of rain or weight of snow or the plum blush of dusk but always, always home, always under one sky, our sky. and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every roof top and every window of one country. >> richard blanco joins me now. what a day this must have been for you. the first latino american to read a poem at thisinaugural, the first gay american to do that. what was it like? >> the actual event was just amazing. what i've come away with, of course, i've never done this before. it seemed very intimate and the atmosphere at that moment was in some ways, everything i was trying to achieve in the poem. and there is a sense of camaraderie that stays for at least a couple of hours. a
el inicio de un nuevo mandato. >>> ahora el senador schulmer presenta a richard blanco, que fue concebido, como él dice en españa, nació en cuba y es ahora americano, vamos a ver >>> señor presidente señor vicepresidente estados unidos hoy, hoy un sol salió sobre nosotros, levantándose sobre las montañas, reflejándose sobre los lagos, diseminando una verdad simple, por las grandes planicies las montañas rocosas, una sola luz, bañando los techos, en una sola historia, con nuestros gestos silentes, pasando por las ventanas, mi cara, las caras de ustedes, miles de rostros en espejos, cada uno ansiando libertad, en un crescendo del día, los autobuses escolares, el ritmo del tráfico, los vendedores de fruta que se preparan armando arcoiris, buscando nuestro elogio, camiones con leche, petróleo, papel, recorriendo nuestras carreteras, junto a nosotros, cuando vamos rumbo a limpiar mesas, escribir libros, enseñar geometría, o trabajar empacando mercadería, como hizo mi madre por 20 años, para poder escribir este poema hoy, todos nosotros tan vitales como esa luz que n
. and jill kelley trying to clear her name. >>> and the first gay and hispanic inaugural poet. richard blanco talks about the inspiration of his poem, "one day." and we leave you with kelly clarkson singing "my country 'tis of thee." ♪ to thee we sing >>> welcome back, everybody. she is the woman that tipped off the fbi to anonymous e-mails that led to the downfall of david petraeus. jill kelley gives an interview to howard kurtz. kelley went to the fbi when she got harassing e-mails traced back to paula broadwell. the investigation revealed that petraeus was having an affair. and then it looked into jill kelley and john allen. messages were described as potentially inappropriate. it was a big scandal. lots to get to this morning. howard kurtz, whose exclusive interview with jill kelley just posted on the daily beast. >> good morning. >> she talks to you black mail, threats. lay those out for us. specifically what was being black mailed? what kind of threats was jill kelley getting from paula broadwell? >> a very emotional interview. jill kelley talked about the nightmare her life has becom
. and richard blanco, appearing last night with anderson cooper. he was inspired to write "one today" after hearing then-senator obama speak at the democratic national convention in 2004. >> i always wanted to write a poem and i finally got an assignment and there were echoes of that in my mind, and something i've always believed, especially since i moved to a small town, that idea of unity, not only unity, but the fact that we're all so necessary, and every little piece is what makes this puzzle in america work. >> later on "starting point," soledad will sit down with poet richard blanco. >>> the mountains of park city, utah, looking like hollywood. the 35th annual sundance film festival. celebrities, and celebrity sightings and movies to see. "linsanity" one of the films we'll profile. and we'll take to you park city for a live report from our very own zoraida sambolin. >> very own movie star. >> 16 minutes past the hour. time for your morning headlines. >> honolulu star advertiser, with two hawaii bands at the parade. one features a hula troop. hawaii the only state to have two bands per
>> then poet richard blanco. >> the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming. >> and beyonce. ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ the brave >> and when it was over, the president paused as if to take it in one last time. then it was back to business, a signing ceremony making cabinet nominations official. senator reid was given the pen from the president's pocket. >> that's yours. >> followed by a congressional luncheon in the capitol's statuary hall. lobster and bison and apple pie and talk of getting along. >> if you don't like the food, you can't blame it on one party or the other. >> thank you, everybody. god bless you. and god bless america. >> after that, a moment to review the passing troops on the capitol steps. then, into the motorcade and the whole caravan headed back to the white house with a lot of folks waiting to see them along the way. today's inaugural parade extended a tradition that started with george washington himself. it included a more recent tradition in our modern age of lockdown security, actually getting out of the car and walking. jimmy carter started it 36 years ago.
was caught making some sour faces during richard blanco's reading of the inaugural poem. doesn't look like he's a fan. >>> and from a frequent critic of president obama, conservative tact activist grover norquist feeted, "it is official. the best after-party tonight was chicago mayor rahm's." >>> for a look at the national forecast, we turn to dylan dreyer. >> good morning. it ended up being nice. >> dry and pretty warm. >> and temperatures were above average yesterday, but today the 20s will start working into the nation's capital. also 20s to take told across the northeast and even single dimgis through the northern plains. that cold air crossing over the great lakes which are still unfrozen is creating a lot of lake-effect snow. that's where we'll see most of the additional snow moving throughout the rest of this week. perhaps another 6 to 12 inches of snow possible. we also have some snow still continuing to fall across cape cod. not a lot. this storm system brought the bulk of the precipitation right to the southeast of nantucket. but we are still looking at some ocean enhancement to pro
here tomorrow and this year, the poet is richard blanco, born in spain to cuban exiles to emigrated to this country, the first latino and first openly gay poet. today, we spoke to him about his connection to president obama and here's part of what he had to say, in his own word tos. >> the connection to the inaugu theme of future to me symbolizes the salt of the earth that was my family. you know that their hard work that we are all in this together, that it takes -- it takes a village kind of feeling. and so, the thing i identified by a lot. part of the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child sort of having to negotiate some very important cultural questions as well as i have had as a cuban-american and that whole question of where do i belong? you know, what's home? the sense of the support of the family and you that idea that our parents always wanted us, my brother and i, to always do better than them. i will never forget that speech at the con investigation are we are one america and that made me feel so much like i was one of those one. and even
. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice president, jill biden, and the president and first lady and their family. it's exciting. it's electric. we've got great weather, especially compared to four years or so here, and i have to say before the program sort of settled in, i saw more collegiality on the platform in terms of members of congress, both democrats and republicans, commingling, glad handing each other, coming up to the front of the rail, if you will
for us to name it together. [ applause ] >> richard blanco you can go to the "newshour" website for the interview that aired last week. very fascinating fella. >> much of his poetry is narrative of his own experience. there he was trying to tell a narrative of all of us. >> now my privilege to introduce reverend dr. luis leon to deliver the benediction. >> one little moment of drama leading up to this, he replaced original choice for this a meg church pastor became known for his anti-gay statement. luis leon is pastor here in washington. >> let us pray. gracious and eternal god as we conclude the second inauguration of president obama we ask for your blessings as we seek to become in the words of martin luther king, citizens of a beloved community, loving you and loving our neighbors as ourselves. we pray that you will bless us with your continued presence because without it, arrogance will infect our hearts, but with your blessing we know that we can break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your blessing today because without it mistrust, prejudice and rancor will
to read an original poem. cuban american civil jeer and author, richard blanco. so hispanics playing an important role on an important day in washington. john. >> a long day of firsts and a long day of celebration. dan lothian at the white house this morning. the crowd expected to turn up at the national mall, not expected to be as large as four years ago, when 1.8 million people crowded into the city. they are still expecting some 800,000 people today. nothing to thumb your nose at. christi paul on the national mall where crowds are gathering. >> they are gathering and dressed to impress and to stay warm. no doubt that things have definitely picked up in the last half hour, so we've seen a lot more people. with me now is 10-year-old mari and her mom michelle who feels a special kinship with michelle obama and mckenna as well. mari, ten yearsed old. you moved from california a couple of years ago, what do you want to see today? >> inside the white house. >> reporter: you want to see inside the white house? >> you think that's going to happen? >> yes. >> they got on the train at 3:30
have to look at where she might want to go to college. >> poetry reading will make history. richard blanco will be the first latino to read the poem. he grew up in miami. he lives in maine working as a civil engineer and author. blanco will be the first openly gay poet to recite the inauguration poem. >>> we're getting a bird's eye view of the district before the swearing. >> check out these pictures taken on board the international space station. chris hat field posted this shot of the town lit up on saturday night. this one was taken yesterday. you can see the potomac river on the left with the mall cutting through the middle. you can make out the washington monument and the capitol. can you see it there? >> little more than a bird's eye view i think. >> the technology there. >> amazing to see. >>> it is 5:51 right now. 35 chilly degrees outside our studios. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein for what you expect this morning. >> there's capitol hill. we're under a mostly cloudy sky now. reagan national airport 35 degrees. we've got a northeast wind around 1
by thy might ♪ ♪ great god and king >> ifill: in another of the day's first cuban-american poet richard blanco became the youngest inaugural poet ever and the first hispanic or openly gay person to recite a poem at the ceremony. in one passage he paid tribute to the victims of last month's elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> all of us, as vital as the one light we move through, the same light on blackboards with lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question or atoms imagined, the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won't explain the empty desk of 20 children marked absent today and forever. >> ifill: a rev. of st. john's episcopal church where the first family worshipped this morning gave the been diction >> we pray for your blessing because without it, we will see only what the eye can see. but with the blessing of your blessing, we will see that we are created in your image, whether brown, black or white, male or female, first generation immigrant american or daughter of the american revolution, gay or str
learned that poet richard blanco wrote three poems in preparation for yesterday, and the one they chose wasn't his favorite, initially. but that is the one he liked ultimately. >> mike? >> dubliner makes the best irish coffee in town! >> and i found more "morning joe" friends. you're the best! thank you so much. and maybe next remote, we might even get a republican here. thanks so much for watching. if it's way too early? >> it's "morning joe," but now it's full-time for chris cillizza. the fix is in. have a great, day, everyone! >> thanks again! have a great day! >>> four more years! president obama kicks off his second term with a rallying cry for where he wants the country to go. some say calling it progressive is an understatement. but can the president get bills on climate change and immigration through the republican-controlled house? meanwhile, in the middle east, israelis go to the polls and prime minister benjamin netanyahu is expected to keep his job. but what course does he want to take and what does that mean for the u.s. relationship with israel? >>> and today marks the 40t
will be richard blanco. the first hispanic and openly gay person to deliver the poem. center around the idea of the american experience. >> and the reverend lewis leon will deliver the benediction. this is the pastor's second appearance at a presidential inauguration. he's delivered the invocation at george bush's ceremony back in 2005. >> all right. spectators at the event should prepare for tight security. more than 2,000 officers will be in dc today making sure everything goes smoothly. some are going to work with metro transit police. but most will be with dc police. protestors are expected at various spots along the parade route. a small group of anti-abortion demonstrators picketed at the white house yesterday. >>> still ahead at 7:00, we are sharing your pictures and your thoughts from today's swearing in ceremony. >> at this time of aeroowe at this time in our history we always see hollywood's a listers to come to town. and when we come back, a little of the a listers that are here for the main event. and how some of them spent the weekend giving back. we're going to have that and mu
inaugural ceremonies for over 200 years. the invocation -- the poem benediction from richard blanco. poem from richard blanco and benediction from reverend dr. luis leon. the church of the president, st. john's, and the second inaugural address. >> trying to find a balance between a government ruled by elite and ruled by a mob. both being a problem. he talked about the government we want, which is infrastructure, regulation, all the good things, and then recognized the government can't solve all the problems. i thought that was a reaching out, if you will, a shout at the tea party right that's rejectionist. then far more interesting, seemed to be a call out to tehran. he said our old enemies become our new friends. we're going to try to do that again. learn from the lessons in the past as we've done with vietnam and the germans and japanese and all the people we've gone to woor with and it's an amazing idea to throw that idea in the face of the neo cons. they hated what we heard him say. i spent some time with an iranian family this past weekend. they said go over to talk to the people. h
by justice sotomayor. at noon, the inaugural address and the inaugural poem by richard blanco. at 12:30, the benediction. as we speak, president obama is about to step outside onto the west front of the capital. we are joined by clarence lusane, author of "the black history of the white house." professor at american university here in washington, d.c., professor of international relations. this book goes beyond the white house. it also talks about the capital, talks about those who built these institutions, physically. many of them enslaved. >> this is an important history. in fact, the capitol has now demolished the slave labor that went into building that building. there are two plaques, one in the main hallway, one on the house side. there is nothing in the white house that a knowledge as that. if you go on a tour, now self- guided, you can go through the blue room, the other important rooms in the white house, but there is nothing that tells you where the slave quarters were, where people lived in the basement, for example, during the period of slavery. so there is the need for t
distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco, who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. [ applause ] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peaking over the smokeys, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains, and charging across the rockies. one light waking up roof tops. under each one a story, told my our silent gestures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day, the pencilled yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic lights, fruit stands, begging our praise. silver trucks heavy with oil or paper, bricks or milk, teeming over highways alongside us, on our way to clean tables, read ledgers, or save lives, to teach geometry or ring up groceries, as my mother did for 20 years, so i would write this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as the one light, the same light on blackboards are lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question, or atoms
clark son, "my country tis of thee." beyonce yet to come. richard blanco will read his work of the day. and beyonce will play them into lunch, inside the capitol. lester holt is at the front of the capitol for us. lester, crowd is filling in behind you back there. >> it sure is. what a spectacular vantage point we have. the marine band playing right now. some of the dignitaries and vips taking their seats, including the governs who are just over my shoulder. members of the senate and house will be on the stage, along with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitaries and two forms presidents, president carter and clinton will be here, both president bushs will not be ascending this inauguration. things, as you say, should get under way about 11:30. the president and vice president will be introduced sometime after 11:00. we would expect them to take their seats near the front of the stage. the families, of course, will be with them. what is more stunning than the view behind me is the view that the president will have as he looks up the mall at thousands and thousands of people. whil
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